Friday May 19, 2023 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tour Location: Summerland Meeting Place: Powell Beach in Trout Creek, Summerland
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Tour 08 – Sustainable Buildings – Net-zero Home Tour

Tickets closed for this year, thank you!

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Description Of This Tour

The climate crisis is escalating, and we’re told the solution is to electrify our heating, insulate our homes, and install solar panels on our roofs. But what does this future look like? Join local architect Chris Allen for a tour through two recently completed net-zero homes nestled below Giant’s Head Mountain. The tour will start at Powell Beach in Trout Creek, for a walk through a beach house organised around a series of courtyards, and then move up the slope to Giant’s Head Road, where a hillside home shelters from the sun, but opens to the view. Biscotti and coffee from Giant’s Head Kitchen will round out the discussion.

Tour Leader: Chris Allen

Please be prepared for all sorts of weather – hot, sunny, windy, cold and rain too! Dress in layers and bring all-weather clothing, sunscreen, a sun hat, sturdy hiking footwear, a snack and at least 1 litre of water for all tours and events. For longer walks and hikes you will need at least 2 litres of water, as well as snacks and a bagged lunch (if not provided). Cameras, binoculars and plant and bird field guides are optional but add to your enjoyment. Please note any additional items to bring if applicable for your tour.


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Tour Details

Difficulty Level: 1

Price: $30.00

+ Price Includes: Biscotti and Coffee

 Max Group: 20

Additional Items To Bring

  • Comfortable Walking Shoes


Location: Summerland

Meeting Place: Powell Beach in Trout Creek

Transportation: Carpool

Age Permitted